Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
>>> i view this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> lance armstrong's lies. now that america has seen his confession, will the truth set him free? >>> hostage crisis in the desert. americans still believed to be among the captives after a risky rescue attempt fails to free all of them. >>> power struggle in the northeast. trees and power lines affected by snow, we have so much to talk about this morning. boy, what a night. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. friday, january 18th. and, man, what a moment ma. for years, lance armstrong cheated, lance armstrong lied. but last night in big public fashion he came clean. in a gripping, surreal interview with oprah, he told oprah point blank he doped to win each of his seven consecutive tour de france titles. he systematically died about doping and ruthlessly attacked his accusers. the 90-minute interview began by cutting to the chase. simple yes or no questions. >> let's start with the questions that people around the world have been waiting for you to answer and f
Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
. find out what they mean by that. >>> plus, between the manti te'o hoax and lance armstrong's confession, should washington be concerned? i know you're saying, what? i'm going to talk with the national journal columnist and says the athletes give voters two more excuses not to trust politicians. we'll connect the dots. >>> and you can join our conversation on twitter. you can find us. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your rates won't go up due to your first accident, and new car replacement, where, if you total your new car, we give you the money for a new one. call... to talk to an insurance expert about everything else that comes standard with our b
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
. that's how lance armstrong describes the doping scandal surrounding most of his cycling career. in an interview with oprah, he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs and says he knows his admission of guilt comes too late. >> it did not even feel wrong. >> no. scary. >> did you feel bad about it? >> no. even scarier. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheating? >> no. the scariest. >> the president of the world anti-doping agency says armstrong's reasoning for the doping that it would level the playing field was just a convenient way to justify fraud. a little later, two men battling for their images. i'll talk to a crisis counselor about the future for armstrong and manti te'o in the wake of the unraveling hoax surrounding his not-so-dead girlfriend who never existed. so, um, whoever's fathered the most children, gets the most data. let's just do it by hair. body hair? most dental work. what? [ phones buzzing and beeping ] stop downloading, and stop liking everything. it should be by who has the least amount of cartilage in their left knee. [ mom ] i just want to
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
. lance armstrong. >> i'm definitely going with lance armstrong. someone who made washington look good, both democrats and republicans if only by comparison to lance armstrong. i didn't. i didn't, oh, wait, yes, i did. >> susan, and all of the whip in new york, and good to see you all. thank you so much. >> that is a wrap of this "weekends with alex witt" edition and i'll see you back here tomorrow at 12:30 eastern after chuck todd's coverage of the private swearing in. we'll see you tomorrow. i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. shh! [ coughs ] shh! [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] this feels cool. [ male announcer ] halls. let the cool in.